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Jones Strawberry Lime Soda Review

Brand: Jones
Flavor: Strawberry Lime
Sweetener: Inverted cane sugar
Size: 12 ounce bottle
Purchased At: Smith’s
Similar To: None

Fruit soda is always pretty hit-or-miss for me. On one hand, you can get a delicious fruit soda that’s flavored with real fruit and that tastes very refreshing. On the other hand, you can get a fruit soda that tastes so artificial that you wonder if someone slipped a weird concoction of chemicals into the soda bottle when you weren’t looking. Thankfully, Jones sodas have always had pretty authentic flavors and the Jones Strawberry Lime is no different. Strawberry and lime may not seem like a very complementary pairing for a soda, but they definitely work well together here. The strawberry provides a sweet, tart flavor and the lime finishes the soda up nicely, but could be stronger and tangier. It’s difficult to describe the flavor, since I can think of no other sodas that are similar to Jones Strawberry Lime. So if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out on a unique and very tasty soda. Lucky for you, Jones is widely available in most areas so you shouldn’t have too much trouble hunting down a bottle or two.

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Jones Green Apple Soda Review

green apple soda

Brand: Jones
Flavor: Green Apple
Sweetener: Inverted cane sugar
Size: 12 oz. bottle
Cost: $1.19
Purchased at: Smith’s
Similar to: Apple Beer

Sweetened with inverted cane sugar, Jones Green Apple Soda manages to authentically capture the flavor of delicious Granny Smith apples. The soda pop is a striking green color and comes in a nice looking glass bottle. Most green apple flavored candy and soda seems to either be way too tart or way too sweet. Luckily, the Green Apple variety of Jones strikes a nice balance. It’s neither too sweet nor too sour. Like many fruit-flavored sodas, however, its flavor has the tendency to wear on the drinker. By the end of the bottle, I wasn’t enjoying it nearly as much as when I first unscrewed the cap. In smaller doses, the green apple flavor is refreshing and somewhat impressive. In larger doses, the flavor becomes tiresome and a little too much. Like all Jones Soda, this bottle came with a customer-submitted black and white photo on the label and a fortune-cookie saying underneath the cap. I’m not really sure if this is a soda that I would go back to repeatedley, but it definitely is good as a “once-in-a-while” treat. Jones Green Apple Soda can be found in most major grocery and convenience stores including Walmart and Target.

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